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RG2917.AM:  Ira D. Beynon, 1896-1989

Papers, 1932-1953

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska:  Lawyer

Size:  0.75 cu.ft.; 2 boxes


Born in Lindsay, Nebraska in 1896, Ira D. Beynon graduated from Wymore High School in 1913.  He served in the army during World War I.  Beynon received his law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1919 and then practiced law in Kearney, Nebraska.  He ran a real estate holding company and was a member of the board of directors of Lincoln Federal Savings and Loan Association.  Beynon also managed the political campaign activities of Nebraska Governor Dwight P. Griswold.  Ira D. Beynon died in North Beach, Florida on December 24, 1989.  He was survived by his wife, Esther, as well as one daughter and one son.  Ira D. Beynon is buried in Bethel Cemetery at Wymore, Nebraska.


The material in this collection relates primarily to the political campaign activities of Dwight P. Griswold between 1932 and 1953.  The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence and financial information.  Also included are lists of supporters, addresses and press releases, form letters, clippings, pamphlets and other printed materials, and one folder miscellany.

Correspondents include: Allen J. Ellender, 1946; Dwight P. Griswold, 1940-1953; Fulton Lewis, Jr., 1946; Samuel R. McKelvie, 1943; J.S. Milloy, 1946; Karl Stefan, 1942.


Box 1


  1. Correspondence, 1940-1946

  2. Correspondence, 1947-1953

  3. Financial materials, 1932-1940

  4. Financial materials, 1942-1944

  5. Financial materials, 1946

  6. Financial materials, 1952, misc. and undated

  7. Lists of supporters, 1934, 1946

  8. Lists of supporters, undated

Box 2


  1. Addresses and press releases, 1940-1945, undated

  2. Form letters, 1944-1948, undated

  3. Clippings, 1940-1948, undated

  4. Pamphlets and printed materials

  5. Miscellaneous


Subject headings:

Beynon, Ira D., 1896-1989

Griswold, Dwight Palmer, 1893-1954

McKelvie, Samuel Roy, 1881-1956

Politics — Nebraska

Stefan, Karl, 1884-1951


HEK/js                 08-05-1965

Revised  TMM     06-24-2009